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2013 INREVIEW: FINANCES, TRAGEDY, TRIUMPH Thursday, December 26, 2013 Vol 32 No. 8 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Council OKs Greenlight sale Say goodbye to Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, and say hello to Florida Cable. Slightly more than four years after securing $7.3 million in financing to build an ambitious telecommunications system, the Dunnellon City Council on Thursday night officially approved the sale of its fiber-to-the-home program for $1 million to Florida Cable. The privatelyowned telecommunications company officially took ownership Monday of the now-defunct Greenlight Communications. In addition to purchasing Greenlight, Florida Cable is in talks with All-American Leasing to take over the lease on the head-end equipment. The city owed a little less than $1 million on the lease. Florida Cable also entered into an agreement to lease the portion of the building housing the head-end equipment Dennis Evans Nathan Whitt They scurried through the aisles on a recent Tuesday evening, searching for the perfect present. They were checking their lists twice, not worried about who was naughty or nice. They werent Santas Little Helpers, instead these 16 area youths were given the opportunity to shop for their families or themselves Dec. 17 at Walmart, thanks in large part to the Dunnellon Police Departments annual Cops 4 Kids program. Each youth, ages 6 to 11, is selected by personnel and staff at the agency, based on the childs social or economic need. Then the child was paired with an officer, staff member or city employee, who helped assist each youth select their items from the shelves or clothes racks at the local big box retailer. Each youth was given a $100 gift card to Walmart. The money given to the children was raised through donations or various fundraisers throughout the year. But this wasnt about just shopping, or teaching the children about budgeting. The event started at the Blue Gator, where the children spent time getting to Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsABOVE: Sara Daugherty and Dawn Bowne, city clerk, examine several sets of Barbie doll clothing accessories Dec. 17 during the Dunnellon Police Departments Cops 4 Kids event. BELOW: Jada Weidman, foreground, and Mary Edmundson survey watches while participating in the Cops 4 Kids shopping e vent. Cops 4 Kids gives youth chance to shop for family Riverland News file photoKyle Lays mother, Tanya, center, is consoled by her husband, David Stone, left, and her mother, Pat Jones in January at Dunnellon High School. The 17-year-old was killed in a car wreck in Ocala. Yankees stadium decision delayed Team seeks minor league facility in OcalaMarion County commissioners on Tuesday, Dec. 17, delayed a decision concerning the proposed baseball stadium for a New York Yankees minor league team. Chairman Carl Zalak said he was discussing options with the city of Ocala and the Chamber and Economic Partnership, trying to find a solution that would eliminate the need for the proposed one-half percent sales tax. He asked for and received permission from other commissioners to continue the public hearing on the sales tax ordinances until the next regular meeting, on Jan. 7. If the commissioners still decide to have an election, it would probably be in early April. Marion County Supervisor of Elections Wes Wilcox had said at a previous meeting that if the proposed March 18 date were to be met, he would have to have a definitive answer Dec. 17, 91 days before the election. Still being considered, now in January, are two ordinances, one for a regular vote and the other for a mail-in ballot. City Manager Matt Brower said after the meeting that he had spoken with Frank Bruno of the Yankees who said that a short delay was acceptable. In a related issue, the commissioners 2013 had its shares of ups and downs from positive news to the negative aspect. In the closing months of the nearly completed year, the financial woes plaguing the city have been at the forefront of recent headlines as well as the collapse of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. Thats not the only news to rattle the community, as City Manager Lisa Algiere submitted her resignation, ending her almost four-year tenure, a judge approved a motion for a lawsuit against the city to proceed as a class-action suit. But it hasnt been all bad, as Dunnellon High Schools Chris Jackson ended a decades-long title drought in April by capturing a state championship in the 800-meter run; Dunnellon High teacher Bob Ayton was a Golden Apple finalist for the Marion County Public School system; and resident Regas Woods competed at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France. Heres a look at the Top 10 stories in 2013.1. City notifies state of financial emergencyIn November, the city of Dunnellon put Gov. Stories that garnered plenty of headlines JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See REVIEW page 8 See YANKEES page 3 JIM CLARK For the Riverland News See GIFT page 14 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Florida Cable now owns telecommunications system JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See GREENLIGHT page 8 Paper changing delivery methodBeginning Jan. 9, Riverland News subscribers who currently receive their paper by carrier will begin receiving their paper through the USPS mail. In addition to the change in delivery service, those who receive a complimentary Sunday Citrus County Chronicle will no longer receive the bonus paper. For information about the changes, call Jackie Lytton, circulation sales leader, at 888-852-2340.Santa Over the Rainbow on tap Rainbow Springs State Park and the Friends of Rainbow Springs (FORS) will host Santa Over the Rainbow, a lights-only display from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $2 per person; children 5 and younger are free. For information, call 465-8555.Photos, stories wanted of Holy FaithParishioners of Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 20 and 21, 2014. As part of the celebration, the 50th Anniversary Committee is working to compile a history of the church in the community. All past and present members of the church, friends, neighbors and families can help by searching their memories and scrapbooks for stories and photos related to Holy Faith. Photos would be promptly copied and returned. The goal by September 2014 is to share the past and continuing relationship of Holy Faith with the Dunnellon community. Committee members will be happy to do athome interviews. Interview s can be arranged by calling 489-2685.

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Fourth annual native tree give-away setMarion Soil and Water Conservation District will host its fourth annual native tree giveaway at 10 a.m. Saturday Jan. 18 at the McPherson Government Complex Field in recognition of Floridas Arbor Day on Jan. 18. Marion SWCD will give away approximately 2,000 trees, which consist of longleaf pines, redbuds, dogwoods, white oaks and common persimmons. The trees are available on a first come, first serve basis. Experts will be available onsite to consult on proper planting techniques, as well as, on how and what trees to plant to attract wildlife. For more information, call 352-622-3971, Option No. 3.Volunteers sought to help neighbors in needThe pre-hospice program, Transitions, is in need of volunteers for respite care, friendship, transportation, errands or food preparation. Transitions is a free community service available to anyone with a life-limiting illness. The program offers assistance during or after medical treatment for serious illnesses. Specially trained staff and volunteers provide supportive services to clients and their families. Transitions services are available at no charge. Anyone with a life-limiting illness is eligible. Services are provided to patients in their own home, nursing home or assisted living facility. For information, call Donna Shaffer at 854-5200.Kiwanis changes meeting placeThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon will begin meeting at Carmelas Restaurant at 8 a.m. Wednesdays for its weekly meetings and breakfast. However, on the third Wednesday monthly, the club will continue to meet at 5:30 p.m. at Rainbow Springs Country Club. For information, contact Ellie Pollock at 4656803 for a reservation by the previous Tuesday weekly.TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 SW Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For information, call 465-5807.Agency needs items for homeless programThe Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Center is in need of items for its Project Homeless program, which is designed to help the homeless with food, tents and coolers. All three items are needed at this time. If you are able to assist us in this matter, contact the Annie W. Johnson Center at 489-8021.2 Riverland News, Thursday, December 26, 2013 Chamber schedules annual awards dinner The Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce is busily preparing for its annual awards/installation dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Rainbow Rivers Clubhouse. During the evenings festivities, awards will be given out and newly elected board members will be sworn in. The chamber will present awards in the following categories: Community Service Award: The Community Service Award was first presented in 1986 and its purpose is to recognize one or more persons who have been instrumental in serving our Community. Community Youth Award: The Community Youth Award recognizes one or more persons who have been instrumental in Youth Services in the Dunnellon Area. Making A Difference Award: This award is presented to an individual who has done an outstanding job of making a difference in Dunnellon. Community Involvement: Award: The Community Involvement Award is to recognize one or more persons who have been instrumental in making Dunnellon area a better place in which to work and live. Service Above Self Award: This award is to honor someone of good moral character who is well respected and has given outstanding service to the community without thought of personal gain or recognition. Business Leader Award: The Business Leader Award is given to a business leader who enhances the Chamber and the local business community, demonstrates a commitment to community and civic affairs and serves as a business leader in the community. Heritage Award: While the following award is not presented every year, the Heritage Award is given to a person or persons who have contributed and promoted the historical heritage of the community. Tickets for the event are on sale now and are $25 per person. The cost includes the price of dinner as well as appetizers, desserts, wine and drinks. Seating is limited,, so reserving your tickets now is important. To submit nominations, for information or to purchase a ticket for the event, call the Chamber of Commerce at 4892320 or email Dunnellon chamber@bellsouth.net. Special to the Riverland News Children write requests to Santa Special to the Riverland NewsChildren at the DeRose Family Home Daycare, standing from left, Andrew, Jakob, Natalie and Megan; sitting, Harrison with Tonya DeRose, recently wrote their Christmas requests to Santa. COMMUNITY BRIEFS AmemberoftheFloridaPressAssociation352-489-2731 352-489-6593(Fax)The RiverlandNews servesDunnellonandthesurroundingareas:Blue Cove,Chatmire,HillsofOcala,LakeTropicana,RainbowsEnd,Rainbow LakesEstates,AlltheRainbowSpringsArea,RioVistaandVogtSprings.The RiverlandNews isdeliveredonThursdaytosubscribersbyour carriersandmail.Thenewspaperisalsoavailableinsideareastores andatvariousboxesthroughoutthecommunity.Localsubscriptionrate is$28ayear.CallforFloridaandout-of-Floridarates. The RiverlandNews ispublishedinDunnellon,FLbyCitrusPublishing, Inc.,1624N.MeadowcrestBlvd.,CrystalRiver,FL34429-5760. CALL489-2731 ForInformationOnDisplayAdvertisingAnd Business&ChurchDirectoryAds. CALL888-852-2340or352-563-5655 7a.m.to4p.m.MondaythroughFriday, or7to10a.m.Sundays ForInformationOnSubscriptions TOSUBMITNEWSITEMSEMAILTO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWSDEADLINEISNOONFRIDAY. Newsitemsabouthappeningsatareachurchesandclubs,schooland sportingactivities,militarypromotions,announcementofbirths, anniversaries,engagements,weddings,firstand90+birthdays,and similarcommunitynewsitemsareacceptedforpublication.PERIODICALPOSTAGEPAIDATDUNNELLON,FL. SECONDCLASSPERMIT#681-730POSTMASTER:Sendaddresschangesto: RIVERLANDNEWS,20441E.PENNSYLVANIAAVE.,DUNNELLON,FL34432-6035 WE WANT YOUR NEWSThe Riverland News seeks community news announcements such as first birthdays, births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. To submit news, email Editor Jeff Bryan at editor@riverlandnews.com. Photos must be high-resolution images. Print photos can be scanned at our office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. 000GZ3E 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. 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scheduled a public hearing, also for Jan. 7, on an amendment to a county alcohol sales ordinance, which would allow drinks to be sold at the stadium. David Moore was the lone dissenter in the 4-1 vote. The public hearings on Jan. 7 will be at 10 a.m. Even with Zalaks statement that he was working on an agreement and hoped to avoid a sales tax, several members of the public spoke during the hearing. A few were in favor of the project, but many were against it. Some of the comments against the project included a man who said the project looks like crony capitalism. Others had the theme, Let the Yankees pay for it. A tea party official said the local group had voted no to the project. He said that he was concerned that the buck not be passed to the voters. Another man told the commissioners, Youre here to govern. He said he didnt like the way it happened, with the city working on the project for two years before demanding a vote on short notice. Butch Verrando, a former county commission candidate, said the project should not be a government participation enterprise and criticized government and business cooperation. Others said they approve of the stadium, but not at public expense. Another suggested putting it downtown. And near the end, one woman evoked laughter from the audience when she seriously said the new stadium would add nothing to the community except enjoyment. In the end, the decision was made to allow Zalak more time to negotiate, and the hearing will continue on Jan. 7, along with the alcohol sales, a change in ordinance that will not be needed if the stadium fails.Jim Clark is editor of the South Marion Citizen, a sister publication to the Riverland News. Thrift store changes hoursThe Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store has changed its hours of operation. The store is now open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Donations being dropped off at the store are welcome from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and pick up of donations can be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. For information, call 465-7957.Knights to host dinner danceThe Knights of Columbus of Dunnellon will host a Country & Western Dinner Dance from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 11 in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 7525 U.S. 41. Tickets are $15 per person and are available from the Knights of Columbus or the church office. For reservations or information, call 489-6221.State park to host bird walk SaturdayRainbow Springs State Park will host a bird walk at 8 a.m. Saturday. Fred Hileman, a volunteer at the park and president of the Citrus County Audubon, will lead the walk. Participants are asked to meet in the parking lot at the headsprings entrance. Beginners are welcome. Bring binoculars or other birding tools, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, bug spray and water. A few pairs of binoculars may be available for use. Admission is $2 per person For information, call the park at 465-8555 or visit www.Florida StateParks.org. For information about the walk, email president @citruscountyaudubon society.com. Jan and Leo Dewitt of Families in Need Dunnellon were recently asked to visit Sweetbay to receive food donations for needy families in the area. Manager Mike Francis explained Sweetbay had been offering patrons the opportunity to purchase food bags for $10 each. Patrons were given the option of taking the purchased bag with them to donate at their discretion or allowing Sweetbay to donate on their behalf to a local charity. Store employees elected Families in Need of Dunnellon to be the recipient due to the tremendous work of the DeWitts, the founders and directors, in serving the needs of area residents. The DeWitts are thankful to Sweetbay and their patrons for the donations. This is truly a blessing for the families that we serve. The need is especially great this time of the year and your kind donations will enable us to continue doing what we do. Thank you so much, they said. Following the presentation, Josh Davis, store manager, spoke at the employee holiday lunch. In addition to the 58 bags that were donated by store patrons, we also donated three large boxes of meat, and carts of produce and bakery items, he explained. We have been blessed and it is incumbent upon us to remember those less fortunate by supporting organizations that serve the needy in our area. Riverland News, Thursday, December 26, 2013 3 YANKEES continued from page 1 Sweetbay hosts food drive Photo by James LocknerMike Francis, Sweetbay evening manager, and associates Connie Wilbanks and Barbara Freebes present food to Jan and Leo DeWitt of Families in Need of Dunnellon to benefit local needy. Local charity selected as beneficiary NEWS NOTES Solution to puzzle on Page 8 0008XGZ For more information on how to reach Citrus County readers call 352-563-5592. Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000GRTZ SAVE THOUSANDS 000GV0N GOLFWEEK TOUR Recruiting Competitive Golfers Save $10 on Membership for 2014 by 12/31/13 North Central Florida Tour. Join the Fun Today! 352-446-3446 www.amateurgolftour.net Where Amateurs Are Treated Like Pros 000GRTI

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Another New Year is just around the corner, offering a new opportunity to improve your life in any number of ways with a wise New Years resolution or two. (No doubt, for most of us the possibilities are endless.) But one good idea for many might be creating (or updating) a long-term financial plan. According to a 2013 survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, the percentage of workers confident about having enough money for a comfortable retirement is essentially unchanged from the record lows observed in 2011. Only 13 percent are very confident of being able to afford a comfortable retirement, while 28 percent are not at all confident. If you are among those with lower financial confidence and you havent started to save for retirement already, now is the time to begin no matter what your age. If retirement is near, youll want to jump into the fast lane right away. If youre younger and retirement seems a lifetime away, its still in your best interest to begin saving now, as compound interest will work to your advantage. Experts agree that saving when youre young will make a world of difference when the time comes to draw on your retirement savings. Dont take our word for it. You can check out the numbers yourself. A great place to start figuring out how much you will need for retirement is to learn how much you could expect from Social Security. You can do that in minutes with Social Securitys online Retirement Estimator. The Retirement Estimator offers an instant and personalized estimate of your future Social Security retirement benefits based on your earnings record. Try it out at www.social security.gov/estimator. We encourage saving for retirement, but there are reasons to save for every stage of life. A great place to go for help is www.mymoney.gov. MyMoney.gov is the governments website dedicated to teaching Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k) plan, the resources on www. mymoney.gov can help you. Another excellent resource is the Ballpark E$timator at www.choosetosave.org/ballpark. This online tool takes complicated issues, like projected Social Security benefits and earnings assumptions on savings, and turns them into language and numbers that are easy to understand. So turn over a new financial page in your life with the start of a new year, and get started at www.socialsecurity.gov.Social Security Q&AQuestion: How can I get proof of my benefits to apply for a loan? Answer: If you need proof you get Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Medicare, you can request a benefit verification letter online through your my Social Security account at www.social security.gov/myaccount. This letter is sometimes called a budget letter, a benefits letter, a proof of income letter, or a proof of award letter. You even can select the information you want included in your online benefit verification letter. Question: I just received my first disability payment. How long will I continue to get them? Answer: In most cases, you will continue to receive benefits as long as you are disabled. However, there are certain circumstances that may change your continuing eligibility for disability benefits. For example, Your health may improve to the point where you are no longer disabled; or Like many people, you would like to go back to work rather than depend on your disability benefits and you are successful in your attempt. Also, the law requires that we review your case from time to time to verify you are still disabled. We tell you if it is time to review your case, and we also keep you informed about your benefit status. You also should be aware that you are responsible for letting us know if your health improves or you go back to work.Michael W. Grochowski is the Social Security regional commissioner in Atlanta. Resolve to plan better for retirement SOCIAL SECURITY LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Michael W. Grochowski 4 Riverland News, Thursday, December 26, 2013 Successful Christmas surprise Columnist takes a look back As we get ready to say goodbye to another year, memories both good and bad come into mind. Id say 2013 was both tough and emotional. Two major players sickness and politics seemed to have taken the forefront. Yet, we survived and live to tell about it. I felt very old this year and thought about mortality. I guess a pinched nerve in my neck and cataract surgery will do that to a girl. However, regarding the surgery, I am now seeing 20/20 with my left eye and almost completely glasses-free. I can finally buy cheap non-prescription sunglasses and have already purchased three pairs. We were forced to deal with major sickness this year. The kind you dont always bounce back from. I learned a virus or infection can wreak havoc on your system and is sometimes incurable. I also learned so much about family, loyalty and strength. Im proud to say I have huge amounts of all three. Will 2013 forever be remembered as the Obamacare year? Im not sure, but I do know Ive never seen so much hatred, pettiness and dishonesty from the people who are running our country. I find it so very sad. There were no big birthdays or milestones for the family this year, but I am one year closer to retirement. All vacations were canceled or postponed. We planned a few, but then decided it wasnt the right time. So much of our time and money was spent at home. We were able to do our annual girls trip to Daytona though and, for that, I am extremely happy as it turned out to be one of our few relaxing weekends. We spent 17 days with my brother who lives in Iowa and his two daughters. The time was much needed so we could all catch up. Hes still in Iowa, but the girls are living in Florida with their mother, and those times will be harder to make happen. My father-in-law has developed a sincere like for me and hes not an easy egg to crack. Everybody in my immediate family was able to hold onto their jobs and that eased our minds. My daughter and sonin-law moved into a new house and couldnt be more pleased. That same daughter just shot her second deer. Believe me, she gets none of that from me. I started my gluten-free venture in July and Im still going strong. So far Ive lost 9 pounds without even trying. I also developed a new love for Douwe Egbert coffee, Nature Valley crunchy granola bars and edamame. We discovered the couch in our back room, which was given to us by a neighbor, was worth more than we imagined. So we sold it and bought six pieces of furniture that are more kid-friendly. We still have it set up as a game room, but Russell buys and sells the arcade machines so quickly we never know which ones will be available to play. My favorite is still the electronic The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY THE JERSEY GIRL We pulled it off. Mom had no clue. She never picked up the scent of the trail. To say my mother was shocked beyond belief would be an understatement. As my sister stood at the front door holding Emma, the look on mothers face was priceless and she was somewhat speechless. We even chuckled when she asked how we made it to Kansas. She beamed with pride at the thought of us all in her house. I think the smile waned some when she asked where all of us were camping out during our visit. The kids were OK with being spoiled by grandma. It was the two big children my brother and I were more than welcome to stay in Kansas City with our sister. Mom couldnt help but ask how we pulled this off; when we put the ball in motion; and how we kept it from her. Her lone objection was not telling her so she could adequately stock the pantry and the fridge so the kids had plenty of goodies to snack on. However, her Christmas care package filled with goodies hadnt shipped out, so the children had those still. And while the snowpacked ground and streets might not be her favorite sight in the world; she was eager to stand at the window as the children caught snowflakes with their tongues, attempted to make snowballs and watched with delight as they built a snowman. Jackson and Jayden were a bit disappointed we didnt have an old magic hat, but they did their best to sing Frosty the Snowman. She didnt venture far when we made the trek up the nearby hills (Kansas isnt flat, folks, despite popular belief). But I was tasked with taking pictures of the kids zipping down the hills on the sleds. The children learned what cold really is and are ready for a weekend at the beach, their natural habitat, to thaw out from their short winter break. I know my mom was happy as a bird Christmas morning, watching her babies rip through their wrapping paper, playing with their toys, stuffing their faces full of Christmas dinner and the numerous goodies that filled her table. She didnt say much, she didnt have to. We all knew what she was thinking. The laughter, the running through the house, the thunderous footsteps on the stairs she loved every minute of it. I have a better understanding of why my grandmother let us rein supreme in her house during the holidays. Its about letting kids be kids, and it is a lesson that I hope makes me a better parent. Now while the kids were spoiled, to a small extent, Christmas morning. I know full well this vacation and the pictures from it will be what my children always remember. Well, most likely Jackson and Jayden will remember more than their sister, but thats because Emma is still relatively too young. However, I know the boys will share the stories of this Christmas for years to come. That, to me, is more important than the gifts the kids received from their family this Christmas. It also signals the kids are going to be dreaming of another White Christmas for years to come. Its the best present I have ever received, or will likely receive in my lifetime. State must repeal Statute 366.93Please let it be known that Duke Energy ratepayers here in Florida realize that electrical energy is a staple requirement for Florida citizens and most of us agree that to keep on top of the needs of its rate-paying citizenry, new electric generating plants are of prime importance to our standard of living. With that said, I would suggest that Dukes rate-payers are in favor of keeping our supply of electricity a step ahead of its demand, thus assuring us that our future needs are met. I will state that we are not opposed to the addition of a gasfired plant in this section of Florida, but there is a tremendous problem with Dukes plan to finance that gasfired generating station in Citrus County. Duke Energy Corporation gobbled up Progress Energy partly because of Florida Statute 366.93, which gave Progress Energy the power to charge its 1.7 million customers the full costs of constructing a nuclear or gaseous fired electric generating station. This statute, in my opinion, is in violation of our State Constitution (Article 3, Section 11, sub-sect. 12), which clearly states that the Legislature will not enact a statute granting a privilege to a private corporation. This statute has been in effect for several years now and it has cost the rate payers more than a $1 billion, which was supposed to have been used to build a huge nuclear reactor plant in this area. Of course, that idea has been discarded without 1 cent of those $1 billion being repaid to the users who paid them this money. That money simply flowed into the stockholders and executives pockets without one red cent ever producing a watt of electrical Audrey Beem See JERSEY page 5 RIVER VIEWS See LETTERS page 5 Jeff Bryan Editor

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dart board. Dominique started high school this year and James entered the third grade, which was a big transition for both of them. Im happy to report theyre both excelling and doing great. Shes playing junior varsity softball this year; and hes become a Cub Scout, which is creating loads of fun. So far hes had a camping weekend, plus built a race car and a tool box with Bimpys help. I continue my obsession with the both of them. Scandal has now become my favorite television show and I cant get enough of Kerri Washington. Im in love with Jimmy Smits character, Nero, on Sons of Anarchy. Nero is my hero. In 2013, we said goodbye to Edith Bunker, Tony Soprano and Mouseketeer Annette Funicello. But, by far, the most profound death was that of Nelson Mandela. I know hell be remembered as one of the most extraordinary men in history. The most famous birth this year would have made Princess Diana a grandmother if she were still alive. Other birthparents included Jimmy Fallon, Michael Buble, Fergie and one you probably havent heard much about, Kim Kardashian. Miley Cyrus of Wrecking Ball fame broke off her engagement to Liam Hemsworth, Bella and Edward split and who saw Bruce and Kris Jenners separation coming after 22 years of marriage? And speaking of Bruce Jenner, who had the worst plastic surgery blunders of 2013? We saw a Roman pope resign; endured the Boston Marathon bombings in April; and read about numerous mass shootings. Gun control, pro or con, was a huge issue. And our poor little town is facing bankruptcy. The theme of this year was survival. power.More than $1 billion down the drain. Now that Duke owns what used to be Progress Energy Florida, its new president obviously was chosen to do all in her power to destroy the time-honored and completely successful method of historically financing huge capital ventures by raising private capital to cover the costs of the new power generating plants. Her stated goal is for the users of electrical energy within our state, to be forced to pay for future nuclear or gaseous-fired plants instead of the historical practice of the investments of corporate stockholders. Since the Duke executives knew that the present monstrous nuclear plants will be obsolete, they wanted the users to absorb this huge loss without any risk to Duke Energy whatsoever and, fortunately, they abandoned the nuclear idea. Duke, obviously has decided to forgo capitalism and take a state mandated huge step toward socialism. Capitalism has been the foundation of the American way of life since its creation and is a hugely successful method for our nations economic stability, growth and progress. Capitalism has permitted America to become the epitome of worldwide success throughout its history, but sadly, it will soon become a distant memory. If an idea has merit and is law-abiding with the possibility of profit-making, investors will provide the necessary capital to bring it to fruition. Duke Energy Corporation CEO Lynn Good has decided that with this statute in effect, Florida power-users will be financially responsible for all of the costs involved with maybe building this gasfired plant. She knows full well that, if built, energy generated by them will be exported to other states. Where is the fairness in a corrupt statute demanding that we pay, so Duke Energy can sell power to North Carolina and Tennessee? Duke Power admits that huge profits have been gained using this method so far and just imagine their future profits ahead by reaping billions of dollars without having to build anything. Yes, that is correct it can continue collecting millions upon millions of dollars from its users without having to promise one new watt of electrical power. How would you like to run a business with that advantage? If we, as Americans, stand by and let them continue then it is our fault and we will bid goodbye to our country we have loved so dearly. Please let your opinions be heard by contacting your state legislators to alert them that Floridians would love to see a return to the old-fashioned method of American capitalism. Repeal of Florida Statute 366.93 is mandatory. Elvere Tommy Thompson,DunnellonRed Kettle campaign a success, thanks to allThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon wishes to thank the many people of the Dunnellon area who contributed their time and resources. Their generous help made this years Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign a financial success. This campaign has been conducted by the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon every year since 1984. A special thank you goes to the individual volunteers and members of Holy Faith Episcopal Church, First United Methodist Church, Dunnellon Womans Club, Sassy Red Hat Ladies, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Food Pantry and Kiwanis Aktion Club for ringing the bells. A total 176 hours was volunteered by more than 60 individuals. Kiwanis appreciates Winn-Dixie, Walgreens, Walmart, Wood Barber Shop, Grumbles House and Dunnellon Bike Shop, which permitted Kiwanis to use their property to conduct the drive. In addition, thank you to Cadence Bank for counting the funds collected. Without the help of the many people and organizations, the success of this campaign would not have been possible. Bill Laterza,Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon, Chairman, Red Kettle CampaignBuilding a better city through our childrenThe third annual Cops 4 Kids program was held and was a huge success. A total of 16 children from all over the Dunnellon area were fed dinner at The Blue Gator, provided with a gift card to Walmart as well as a present from Walmart and fixings for a Christmas dinner. A special thank you to the following sponsors and volunteers, because of you this program was a success: Sweet Bay Supermarket, Community Thrift shop, Riverland Newspaper, Dunnellon Elementary School, Romeo Elementary School, Dunnellon City Hall, Howard and Denise Rowland, Walmart, The Blue Gator, Sonic of Dunnellon, KFC of Dunnellon, Dunnellon Bing Hall, Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak, Sharon Minium, Penny Feldman, Goin Postal, Peace Lutheran Church of Dunnellon, Attorney Keith Taylor, Dr. Perkins Dentistry, Tonya DeRose, Donald and Janet Daniels, Paul and Viola Soffe, Stich Nice, James and Geraldine Gagnon, Dunnellon Fire Rescue, Edward and Sandra Joyner, Sue Lavac, Candace Equi, Dunnellon Womens Club Dunnellon Wrappers, Beverly Kelley, Alexis Williams, city of Dunnellon employees and Dunnellon Police officers and staff members. Joanne Black,Police ChiefRiverland News, Thursday, December 26, 2013 5 LETTERS continued from page 4 JERSEY continued from page 4 Church schedules spaghetti dinnerThe United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon will host its annual spaghetti dinner at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Friendship Hall at the church at 21501 West State Road 40. Adult tickets are $6 in advance; children 10 and younger are $3. Adult tickets at the door are $7. For information or advance tickets, call the church office at 489-4026. Chorale scheudled to begin rehearsalsThe Dunnellon Community Chorale will begin rehearsing for its next program, Broadway Memories, at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St. Those whove sung with the Dunnellon Community Chorale are welcome back and the group encourages new singers to join the group for this musical walk down Broadway, which will bring back well-known songs from Broadway hit shows. For information, call the church office at 489-2682. Income tax assistance volunteer training setUnited Way of Marion County is looking for volunteers who are interested in preparing taxes for free through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to Marion County residents. No experience necessary, and certification training is provided. The next training session will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, and Thursday, Jan. 9, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. All classes will be at the Marion County Literacy Council at 120 SW 5th St. Ocala. Interested volunteers can select which session they want to attend, or can certify online. VITA sites will be located in surrounding areas in Marion County and at the United Way office. For information or to register, call Marsha Holloway at 732-9696, ext. 215, or email mholloway@uwmc.org.Agency in need of volunteersThe Annie W. Johnson Service Center and the Annie W. Johnson Thrift Store are in need of volunteers, who should have an understanding and a passion for the causes supported by the agency. For information, call 489-8021. COMMUNITY BRIEFS 000GRAMt489-2685Holy Faith Episcopal Church19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. DunnellonTHE REV. J. JAMES GERHART Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Godly PlayHealing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith* Rainbow RiverBlue Cove 000GAAF A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000GUYF 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Weekday Groups: Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent adventepiscopal.net Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name 000G4H4 000GT6A Grooming Baths 20491 The Granada Dunnellon 489-0667 489-0667 30 30 YEARS YEARS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE 000GJKS Faxing Copies B&W & Color Notary UPS FedEx Embroidery 11150 N. Williams St. Suite 108, Dunnellon 465-7442 UPS Fedex SHREDDING on site Shred your past Protect your future! 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation . . 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . . . . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ . . . Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days . . . 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean H. Desir, Pastor 000G4IR 000GK64 Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 AM Sermon . . . . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . . . 4:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000FZW4 Peace Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9:00 A.M Sunday Worship Service 10:00 A.M Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 A.M Wednesday potluck & Bible Study 6:30 PM 000FZWA The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com 000GT60 11371 N. Williams St. Suite 1 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 11371 N. Williams St. 11371 N. Williams St. Suite 1 Dunnellon Suite 1 Dunnellon (352) 465-1188 (352) 465-1188 Come in and meet our Professional Stylists: Terry, Tabitha, Debbie & Ron Thank You to All Our Patrons and Future Clients! Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Pastor R.D. Hess (352) 489-1788 Sunday (Nursery & Childrens Church Provided) Wednesday AWANA 6:30 PM Youth Group 6:30 PM Bible Study 7:00 PM 8 1 / 2 Miles North of Dunnellon Off of Highway 41, Left at Church Sign on SW 5 th Place 000FZWT D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000FZU7 GATHERINGS A D IRECTORY OF A REA C HURCHES For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 711181

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6 Riverland News, Thursday, December 26, 2013 ABOVE: Rita Eschenlauer presents plates of warm food to families. Attendance was so high that some families were unable to eat because officials ran out of food. Those families got to go through the line first so they could go home and get dinner. RIGHT: Angelina, 7, gets her turn to visit Santa. BELOW: Presents for children are piled high outside the Dunnellon Bingo Hall. ABOVE: Kaley Iacobaccio, 9, helps cart the pasta dinners to the counter. BELOW: At the ice machine, Angela Iacobaccio prepares drinks to go along with the dinners. Kaley and Jaelyn Iacobaccio have their turn with Santa at Dunnellon Fire Rescues Needy Childrens Christmas Party. Slightly fewer than 400 children attended the event. Drawing winning ticket numbers were displayed on a screen. Families who did not have a Christmas tree could also be entered into a drawing for one. For more photos, see the Jan. 2 edition of the Riverland Ne ws. Photos by JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland News

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for the next 10 years as well as struck a deal on a short-term lease to use a portion of the old library as a sales center/office. All told, Florida Cable will pay the city $595.43 per month for the space. Were excited about being a part of this community for a long, long time, said David Suarze, president/CEO of Florida Cable. Its a great community. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans, who was a part of the Council that approved the financing and start-up of Greenlight, thanked Florida Cable for purchasing the fiber-to-the-home program. Its the best Ive ever had, Evans said of the services the company provided. Hopefully, youll be able to market it well and sign a lot of people up. The deal between the city and Florida Cable was originally reached in October. The failure of Greenlight to successfully launch has put the city in a state of financial emergency, as officials notified Gov. Rick Scotts office of the brevity of the situation. The city was unable to pay Regions Bank the $1.6 million it owed on the Series C Bond, secured in November 2010 when the then-City Council approved obtaining three bonds to build Greenlight. The city of Dunnellon, in securing financing, pledged its share of excise taxes if it could not make payments on the bonds. For Fiscal Year 2014, which began Oct. 1, the citys share of state excise taxes was slightly more than $700,000. Because of the unknowns at the time whether Regions Bank would take a portion, or all, of the excise taxes, the Dunnellon City Council on Sept. 23 approved a budget calling for a 17 percent cut to $2,716,311. In 2013, the general fund budget was set at $3,543,836. However, the Council also approved a tax hike of 6.67 percent, increasing the millage rate to 7.1403, compared to the 2013 rate of 6.672. After Regions Bank canceled negotiations with the city in November it has since filed a lawsuit, seeking the citys entire portion of excise taxes. That, city officials said, is a key reason why the city filed paperwork declaring a state of financial emergency and asking the governors office to approve the citys request to file for bankruptcy. Michael Markham, citys special legal counsel, was tentatively scheduled to meet with Gov. Rick Scotts office last Thursday; however, that meeting was postponed because state officials were still in the process of sorting through documents it requested from the city. Problems for Greenlight began almost immediately when a targeted April 2011 launch date was not achieved. Shortly afterward, General Manager Jesse Mason resigned for personal reasons, and again the start-up date was pushed back several times, because of the citys inability to secure a shipment of fiber. In December 2011, the City Council approved the purchases of the then-Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls utility systems, implementing a tiered rate structure, increased base rates and a 25-percent surcharge triggering a boycott of Greenlight Communications from Rainbow Springs residents, who were considered a key demographic in helping sustain the system. Finally, in July 2012, more than a year-and-ahalf after launching Greenlight, the city begin building the fiberto-the-home system. However, the customer base then-City Manager Lisa Algiere and other officials believed was attainable was never reached. In 2012, Algiere told the Riverland News the city had nearly 1,000 subscribers; however, during a special fiscal audit of the telecommunications system, it was revealed the city had fewer than 500 customers. In November 2012, prior to Mayor Nathan Whitt taking office, the then-City Council, led by former Mayor Fred Ward, approved the transfer of approximately $4 million from the water/sewer enterprise, sparking outrage from Rainbow Springs utility customers who bemoaned the loan as the citys way of forcing those who had chosen to not use the telecommunications system to pay for it. Its take a long road to get here, Mayor Nathan Whitt said. Its a means to end. Rick Scotts office on notice, declaring a financial state of emergency and requesting bankruptcy provisions with state officials consistent with Florida Statute 219.503(5). According to a spokeswoman with the governors office, this is the first time a municipality has asked for the governor to approve bankruptcy provisions. Were looking into matters, would be a way to put it, the spokeswoman told the Riverland News for its Nov. 28 edition Under the circumstances, the city is requesting the approval of the governor to seek application of laws under the bankruptcy provisions of the United States Constitution, Eddie Esch, interim city manager, wrote to state officials. Time is of the essence with this request. The city stands ready, willing and able to provide any information requested by the governors office or Joint Legislative Auditing Committee (JLAC).2. City sells GreenlightSay goodbye to Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, and say hello to Florida Cable. Slightly more than four years after securing $7.3 million in financing to build an ambitious telecommunications system, the Dunnellon City Council on Thursday night officially approved the sale of its fiber-tothe-home program for $1 million to Florida Cable. The privately-owned telecommunications company officially took ownership Monday of the now-defunct Greenlight Communications. In addition to purchasing Greenlight, Florida Cable is in talks with AllAmerican Leasing to take over the lease on the head-end equipment. The city owed a little less than $1 million on the lease. Florida Cable also entered into an agreement to lease the portion of the building housing the head-end equipment for the next 10 years as well as struck a deal on a short-term lease to use a portion of the old library as a sales center/office. All told, Florida Cable will pay the city $595.43 per month for the space. Were excited about being a part of this community for a long, long time, said David Suarze, president/CEO of Florida Cable. Its a great community.3. Lawsuits tied up in court systemJudge Steven Rogers granted Rainbow Springs resident Lou Benza his request and residents are getting their wish: a classaction lawsuit against the city of Dunnellon. And in another decision, the judge denied a request by Rainbow River Conservation Inc. and a group of interveners involved in a settlement deal with the city of Dunnellon and Conservation Land Group LLC, led by property owner Gerry Dodd, their request for an evidentiary hearing. A non-evidentiary hearing, which was sought by the city of Dunnellon and Conservation Land Group LLC, lasts up to four hours. In addition, none of the parties involved would be allowed to bring forth expert witnesses and testimony as well as new evidence discovered since the settlement was agreed upon. Both cases will be sure to make headlines in 2014, as each one is on Judge Rogers docket for Jan. 17. The settlement agreement between the city and Conservation Land Group LLC could bring an end to a sevenyear legal dispute about the proposed development on the east side of the Rainbow River.4. DHS student killed in wreckIn January, students and staff at Dunnellon High School were in mourning. The close-knit, community-minded school was reeling after the tragic death of 17-yearold Kyle Lay, who died Jan. 4 in a two-vehicle wreck in Ocala. Lay, a sophomore and member of the schools Junior Air Force ROTC, was killed when he was thrown from the back of a truck he was riding in, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. It was the second death in a 14-month span at the school. In November 2011, students and staff were hit hard when beloved teacher Andy Cottrill died prior to Thanksgiving break. Lays death came two days after students and staff returned from their two-and-a-half week winter break.5. City manager resignsUnder intense criticism for the better part of two years, largely in part because of the citys mounting debt, the start of the citys owner fiber to the home program and the purchase of three previously privately owner utility systems, City Manager Lisa Algiere resigned May 8 at the Dunnellon City Council Workshop. It wasnt the criticism that led the second longest-tenured city manager in the towns history to tender her resignation. Her resignation was officially accepted Monday at the City Councils regular meeting. Algiere, hired in June 2009, in her resignation, cited personal reasons for ending her almost fouryear tenure in the citys top-paid position. In her letter to the City Council, Algiere said her husband has a new job in Tampa and must commute four hours a day to work. She said the commute has placed a strain on my family. Its been an honor serving the City Council and citizens of Dunnellon, said Algiere, who lived in the Sugarmill Woods subdivision in Homosassa Springs. I will truly miss working with my staff that is dedicated and committed to serving the citizens of Dunnellon. Ive enjoyed working with the Council and staff to position the city for economic growth.6. DHS standout wins state titleIn late April, Dunnellon High Schools Chris Jackson ended a decadeslong drought for the Tigers track and field program, claiming the schools first individual title in the sport since Vito McKeever captured his second straight high jump crown in 1980. However, Jacksons victory in the 800-meter run marked the schools first runner to win a title since Johnny Edwards won the 440-yard dash in 1976. Overall, his victory in the 800-meter gave Dunnellon High just its sixth individual champion in the sport since FHSAA began keeping records in the 1920s. On the final lap of the two-lap race, Jackson broke free before holding off Vaquan Small of Miami Washington and Andrew Wyllie of Rutherford, who finished in second and third, respectively. Jackson finished with a time of 1:55.42 while Small clocked in at 1:55.76 and Wyllies time was 1:55.92.7. DHS grad charged in kidnapping plotThe Hakkken family saga not only garnered attention nationwide, but it certainly drew plenty of interest from those who grew up in Dunnellon or still live here. After all, Joshua Hakken, the 35-year-old father of two boys, ages 4 and 2, graduated from Dunnellon High School in 1996. Former classmates and teachers spoke highly about Hakken, who they described as a smart,8 Riverland News, Thursday, December 26, 2013 000GZM1 Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019 Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays! We realize how important our clients are and would like to thank you. David A. Cray, President We realize how important We realize how important our clients are and our clients are and would like to thank you. would like to thank you. David A. Cray, President David A. 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normal kid. Hakken earned an appointment to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he went from 1996 to 1998 but did not graduate, according to academy spokesman Sgt. Vann Miller, who declined to provide further details. He was just a normal kid, who was very intelligent, said Dunnellon High teacher Steve Northsea, Ph.D., who was the club adviser for Quill & Scroll. He was very good, all of the Hakkens kids were good. It was really a shock to hear that his life had taken such a turn. He did get the scholarship to the (U.S. Air Force Academy). We were all extremely pleased. You just never know how your students are going to turn out. Hakken and his wife were jailed at the Hillsborough County Jail on charges of kidnapping, child neglect, and interference with custody, according to the jails website. 8. DHS teacher Golden Apple finalistWhen it comes to teaching and connecting with students, Bob Ayton has it down to a science. Dunnellon High Schools Science Department chairman was named one of five finalists for the Marion County Public School systems Golden Apple nominees, an honor bestowed upon the districts top teacher of the year. Being a finalist is great, Ayton said. But winning is nowhere as important as making an impact in a young persons life, whether it is in the classroom or everyday living. Im very excited for Dunnellon, Ayton, a father of three, said. Im just honored to be named as one of the top five finalists. I just want to make sure that other people are getting the recognition they deserve: the school, the administration, the faculty and the students. I wouldnt be here if it wasnt for all of them. For Ayton, teaching wasnt his first calling in life. Before joining the Marion County Public School system, Ayton worked as a chemist and laboratory manager for a pharmaceutical company in Pennsylvania. But the devout Christian felt God had given him the gift to teach, so he trusted God and moved into his role as a teacher willingly and with an open mind. I started to realize God had given me a gift of teaching and passion for it, he explained. I thought to serve and moved into the public school system.9. Resident competes in IPC world gamesRegas Woods may have not brought home hardware from the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, which finished July 29 in Lyon, France. But what the 1997 Dunnellon High School graduate did bring home was a wealth of knowledge, experience and a better understanding of just what it means to a worldclass athlete, able-bodied or not. It was overwhelming, but at the same time, it was exciting, he said about competing in the event. I was finally there. The people, the crowd, they were just amazing. The energy from everyone was surreal. People were taking pictures and asking for autographs. I was treated like a real professional athlete. Its a whole different ball game overseas, the athletes arent treated any differently. The competition was great, I met a lot of people and we shared different techniques. I made a lot of new friends. Im looking forward to the next session, to next year. While Woods might not have medaled in his three events the 100and 200-meter runs and the long jump he did come away with personal records in both sprint events, and he certainly wasnt disappointed with his performance in the long jump. Woods, one of the founders of the Never Say Never Foundation, finished the 100-meter run in 13.5 seconds and completed the 200-meter in 26-plus seconds. In the long jump, he registered a mark of 16 feet, 6 inches, or 5.03 meters, not bad for an athlete competing in the event for just the second time in his career.10. Red-light cameras removed from cityIn a surprise move, the City Council in July put the brakes on the use of red-light cameras, directing staff to terminate the contract with American Traffic Solutions. Despite the need for revenue in light of the current financial woes plaguing the city, the Council voted 4-1 against adopting a pair of ordinances to continue using the muchmaligned and oft-criticized devices. Councilwoman Lynne McAndrew cast the lone yes vote to continue using the devices. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans, who had championed the continued use of the devices, let his colleagues know he would not be in favor of keeping the red-light cameras when he made the motion to have Ordinance 2013-03 be read by title only. I do believe they make it safer for people on the streets, he said in explaining his change of mind. It doesnt seem to me that it would prevent an accident. If theres someone out there who is going to run it, theyre going to run it regardless of the fine. I think theyve caused a lot of resentment. Publicly, a lot of folks are against them, and there are very few in favor of them. Councilman Erik Collop agreed. He admitted he was originally in favor of retaining the devices for the revenue, but after speaking to business owners and citizens, he changed his mind. Its not something a tourist-friendly town wants, he said, noting hes personally received five tickets. It pisses me off every time Ive gotten one. I do believe in safety, but from a business standpoint, its not friendly and its not welcoming. We want people to come here, to visit our town, to love our city. This isnt how we do that. Riverland News, Thursday, December 26, 2013 9 REVIEWcontinued from page 8 Riverland News file photoDunnellon High teacher Bob Ayton poses with his wife and children after being selected as a Golden Apple finalist for the Marion County Public School system. 000GUBC 000GXJI 000GUGP www.riverlandnews.com Celebrate the best of local news, holiday events, savings and more! Name ______ ____________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________ City ___________________________________________ State ___________ Zip _________ Phone __________ ________ Email ______________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: HOLIDAY Clip, complete and mail to: Expires 12/31/13. In-County Only 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 Call 352-489-2731 $ 22 00 $ 22 00 for 1 year for 1 year

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, December 26, 2013 ABOVE: A family makes their way along one of the well-lit pathways throughout Rainbow Springs State Park. LEFT: Santa and Mrs. Clauss final appearance at this years event was last weekend; however, their arrival was certainly festive in a decorated pontoon boat. BELOW: Spectators can see this visual display of lights and lawn ornaments after entering the park through the toll booth. Martha Kenwood, left, and Ken Anthony, above, lead the crowd to the dock for Santa and Mrs. Clauss arrival, below. A visit from the Clauss during the opening two weekends of the annual Santa Over the Rainbow is one of many highlights during the abbreviated holiday event. However, for those wishing to see the light display, today and Friday will be specators final opportunity until 2014. Santa Over the Rainbow is hosted at Rainbow Springs State Park in conjunction with the Friends of Rainbow Springs (FORS) and the numerous volunteers who begin decorating the park in November. The headsprings at Rainbow Springs State Park reflects the glow of thousands of Christmas lights adorning a portion of the state park. Santa Over the Rainbow concludes today and Friday with a lights-only display. The event will be open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $2 per person; children 5 and younger are free. Passes are not valid for this event. For information, call 465-8555. Photos by JULIE MANCINIC/For the Riverland News

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 26, 2013 11 ABOVE: Chloe Farnsworth, a fifth-grader, representing Brazil, listens to Andrew Maynard, who played Travel Guide during the students Christmas program. LEFT: Fifth-grader Taylor Joyner represented Egypt during the Christmas program. BELOW: Sixth-grader Sissy Elliot, who represented China, sings a solo during the program. ABOVE: John Young, a sixth-grader representing the Middle East, sings during the Lower Academys performance. BELOW: The second-grade Bell Choir, from left, is: Jasmine Whiting, Kaleigh Stewart, Jana Jones, A Marie Ingram, Aiden Ingram and Kaydan Allen. Dunnellon Christian School students in first through sixth grades presented Christmas Around the World on Dec. 12 during their Christmas program at the school. Special to the Riverland News

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, December 26, 2013 ABOVE: Michelle Leonard, left, and Michelle Vann wrap the childrens presents after the childrens shopping was done. RIGHT: Breanna Slaughter, right, and Pam Berry look over a selection of jewelry at Walmart. BELOW: Blue Gator staff members pose for a group photo during a break in the action. The Blue Gator donated the meals to the children and volunteers. This is not just about the Blue Gator, Joe Spoto, manager of the Blue Gator, said. Its about the kids, its about the community. ABOVE: Carter Fort chats with Officer James Roberts as the two discuss their game plan for Carters shopping list. BELOW: Anna Jewett brings out baskets of food for the children as well as officers and other volunteers prior to their shopping excursion at Walmart. Rhianna Johnson laughs as Cpl. Mike Miley tries on a stocking cap while the pair sought gifts for Johnson and her family during the third annual Cops 4 Kids Christmas shopping program. For more pictures, see the Jan. 2 edition of the Riverland News. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News

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Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a charitable organization formed to assist local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to families who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries, such as dish and laundry detergent as well as shampoo, lotion, deodorant and toothpaste, and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. For information, call Geri Davis 489-6332 or Susan Lebrun 465-8660.Police collecting used cell phonesThe Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for victims of Domestic Violence. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violence shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique. know the shopping buddy they were paired with for the event. Then, they shared a meal before boarding a bus to head for their night shopping. This is not just about the Blue Gator, Joe Spoto, manager of the Blue Gator, said. Its about the kids, its about the community. Its our way of giving back. This is important, because its shows we care about the community we live in, the community we work in. Spoto said hes been involved with programs such as Cops 4 Kids before; however, those events were much larger in scale where you couldnt see the expressions on the childrens face. Here, you can see the kids smiling, he said. Thats what its about seeing the smiles on their face, seeing them having fun and enjoying themselves. This is an event theyre going to remember for the rest of their lives. Youll see the emotions of the faces of the wait staff at the end of the night, too. Being a part of this is special for them, too. The food was provided free of charge for everyone involved, a last-minute surprise to Police Chief Joanne Black. Wow, Black said when she was told the agency didnt need to pay for the meals. It just shows how much businesses in this community care about the children. Thats what this is about; its about the kids. Its not about the Dunnellon Police Department. This is about those whove donated to the program caring about the children. For Rhianna Johnson, she was given not just the chance to shop for family, but also the opportunity to pick out the one item on her Christmas wish list a new bicycle. She knew exactly what her first stop was, said Cpl. Mike Miley, a father of two girls. This is a wonderful event, and she was fun to shop with. To see their faces, its amazing. It was a wonderful experience, said Serenity Sewell, who was paired with Lt. Sue Webb, during the festivities. I love Christmas, she said. Next to the presents, Christmas is all about Jesus. Sewell learned both she and Lt. Webb shared a lot in common. We both love the Seminoles, she said, standing next to a beaming Lt. Webb. Javon Lee was thrilled with the opportunity to shop for others. I got to get everybody I love something, he said, noting he had seven people on his list to purchase a gift for. He budgeted well enough to purchase himself something, too. Im glad (the police department and the community) gave me this opportunity to get stuff for my family. The smiles on the faces of the children did wonders for Karen Cochrans Christmas spirit. I wasnt much in the spirit of the season until now, she said. I wanted to help, but seeing the smiles on the faces of these children, it just warms my heart. I dont know how else to explain it, but it just lifted my spirits. Once the presents were wrapped and parents arrived to pick up their children, each participant was given an additional present from Walmart, which consisted of pajamas and goodies to open Christmas eve, and the families were presented with a turkey and fixings for Christmas dinner, courtesy of Sweetbay. We had some great kids again this year, said Carolina Rolfes, coordinator of the annual event. We had some wonderful, wonderful volunteers. My gosh, this is so awesome to be a part of, to see the smiles on everyones faces. We cannot thank everyone who contributed to this enough. Black praised the businesses and individuals who contributed or volunteered to make the event a success once again. This, she said, pointing to the smiling children, volunteers and parents, is what its all about. 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Riverland News, Thursday, December 26, 2013 15 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. 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